Category Archive for "Parent Resources"

My 13 year old son Googled porn…

A mom posted to a private group, asking for suggestions.  She shared that her 13 year old son tried to Google porn on his phone.   There were a variety of responses from the other parents.  The assumption was that…

You’re getting the content – want the discussion?

You’re reading all this content, and maybe you’re processing in your own time and life, but…the most interesting part of any workshop is the Q &A, right?  When you get to ask your questions, and hear how others are thinking…

The Sex-ed Lab Practical

Did you have lab practicals in school?   It’s when your science teacher tests your skills, but not on paper.  You actually have to interact, do the thing, to show that you know how.  Most science activities are practice.  The…

Your adolescent daughter’s self-esteem

Adolescent self-esteem, can you relate to this? One of my clients noticed that her 13 year old daughter is overly anxious about whether she’s on good terms with her peers.  Her daughter asks often, both in person and over text,…

Have a boy-girl in your life?

I grew up in Berkeley, CA, where we are wayyyy liberal and proud of it!  Gay, lesbian, or bi?  Not a problem.   I was so immersed in accepting others who did not define themselves as heterosexual that homophobia seemed…

Little Kids and Potty Talk

At the last workshop, a mom asked about what to do when her kids delighted in potty talk.  She and her husband had decided which words were appropriate and inappropriate, and asked their young children to use the potty words…

Here’s proof that your kids actually want limits re their phones

Yesterday I was wrote about media messages and helping my child have some defense against the armies of marketers and psychologists creating ad campaigns and social media.  (If you missed it, you can read more here.)   The dangers kids…

You didn’t consent to your kids seeing this stuff!

We’re so careful to choose babysitters and schools and summer camps that provide a great environment for our kids, but the moment our kids get on a device, that curated environment is gone.  Heck, the moment I take my daughter…

How to Sext-Proof Your Child

You know how you flirted when you were a kid?  Our kids do that, too.  The thing is, so much of their communication happens in cyberspace, and the line between flirting and sexting is very very thin.   This is…

Learning from Dr Nassar: what you can do to prevent child sexual abuse

Did you know that I was a gymnast?  Certainly not of the caliber of the girls Dr. Larry Nassar molested, but I identify with those girls, their muscle pains, their love of the sport, their collections of blue and red…